The head of the FBI held a meeting with senators on “Russia’s intervention in the election”

James Komi

The Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), James Comey held a closed meeting with members of the Senate Committee on intelligence. About it reports CNN TV channel.

The briefing was held on 17 February. Reportedly, the topic of discussion was the progress in the investigation, “Russia’s influence on the election” of the President of the United States, held in November 2016.

Members of the Senate of the Congress did not make any statements following the meeting. However, in a later briefing said the Senator from Florida, Republican Marco Rubio. “Now I am absolutely sure that the Senate Committee on intelligence, in which I am a member, will conduct a thorough bipartisan investigation into the interference and influence of the [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” he wrote in his Twitter.

In recent months, Washington has regularly accused Russia of interfering in the course of American elections by hacker attacks. Appropriate approvals, in particular, contained in the published January 6, declassified part of the report prepared by the Central intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of investigation and the national security Agency.

29 Dec 2016 who was then President Barack Obama, as well as the Finance Ministry has imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with allegedly carried out cyber attacks against the U.S. electoral system. Under the restrictions, in particular, got the FSB and the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces.

Moscow consistently denies the charges. On February 17 the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy noted that the West says about aggression and hacker attacks Russia, trying to make the country a Scarecrow for the whole world.